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Stone is the quintessential old-fashioned building material, but even in the U.S. you can learn a lot about stones -- and even fossils -- by observing the buildings around you.
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Before the agricultural revolution, there was the String Revolution: how and why women invented textiles, and why textiles are quintessential women's work.
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Good on archaeology, soul-searingly good on the colonial era, the only significant gap is that there is little about Islam.
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Honest, even-handed field guide to the personalities and conflicts in paleoanthropology.
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A brisk tour of evolution from fish to mammal, especially our limbs and heads, with sidelights on how to cut up human bodies and how to find fossils: Chuck and I would look at the same patch of ground. I saw nothing but rock–barren desert floor. Chuck saw fossil teeth, jaws, and even chunks of skull. … Chuck [...]
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